Career Planning: Value Proposition

Part of creating a career plan is understanding what your value proposition is to a potential employer. In the traditional sense, a value proposition is a strategic tool used by an entity or company to communicate how it plans to demonstrate value to customers (Payne,...

Where are all the jobs?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018), most jobs are not even advertised. Most jobs, about 80% of available work, are never posted on a job board (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). Let that sink in…. Most jobs are not advertised!!! So where do you look?...

The secret to success is…

In my own search for career fulfillment and enlightenment, I have come to understand there is one key to growing and reaching the next step of your own professional progression. I can also tell you, that when I reflect back on what got me to this point, it was not...

Part 1: Finding meaningful work

A good friend  and mentor, Aliana Apodaca recently suggested I read, Work with Passion: How to Do What You Love for a Living by Nancy Anderson.  Anderson (2004) stated that even what feels like trivial work, if it has significance and a sense of accomplishment can...

Vision Board Exercises!

I was recently invited to participate in a vision boarding exercise that is similar to the practice of creating a dream board. The idea is that you are creating a visual framework for your goals and dreams.  The exercise requires you to truly reflect on your current...